STEW-MAP: Understanding urban environmental stewardship in New York City 1 April 2009 Erika S. Svendsen (USDA Forest Servi...
STEW-MAP Objectives <ul><ul><li>Collect information on stewardship orgs’ characteristics, their geography, and their socia...
STEW-MAP Introduction <ul><li>Online and mail-in survey </li></ul><ul><li>Combined org databases of 20 umbrella groups, sn...
What is Environmental Stewardship? <ul><li>Groups that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conserve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage <...
Population Map
Respondent Map
Neighborhood Count
Spheres
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stewardship Partners
Applying networks to space
 
To learn more: <ul><ul><li>www.nrs.fs.fed.us/nyc/stewardship_mapping/   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.oasisnyc.net/   </l...
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A narrated presentation describing the STEW-MAP project. The project will map out the network of stewardship organizations serving New York City. Slides and audio by Erika Svendsen and Lindsay Campbell, USFS - NYC Field Station.

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  • Describe partnership here ABSTRACT How do we understand the social and spatial interactions among social actors working on urban stewardship? In recent years, locally grounded civic groups have responded to public problems by working along with and outside of government agencies and the private business sector as environmental stewards. As stewards, civic groups conserve, manage, monitor, restore, advocate and educate their friends, neighbors, and representatives about a wide range of quality of life issues on pubic and private urban land. This paper fills the gap in understanding the ways that these social actors work together as environmental stewards, providing a framework for understanding how non-profit organizations, businesses and governments connect, compete, and compliment each other in the management of urban ecosystems. The paper is separated into three sections. First, we incorporate the relevant literatures from sociology and urban planning to review how scholars have assessed urban stewardship in recent years. Second, we present an alternative framework for analyzing the connections among urban stewards. This section outlines the steps involved in mapping the connections among social actors engaged in such environmental stewardship. Finally, we discuss the implications of our work on urban stewardship and environmental protection more broadly and outline our pending test of this framework through an in-depth study of New York City. By exploring the networks among these stewards and the social, organizational, informational and funding nodes that link them, this framework provides an opportunity to understand and measure stewardship in a more effective way.
  • STEW-MAP: Understanding urban environmental stewardship in New York City

    1. 1. STEW-MAP: Understanding urban environmental stewardship in New York City 1 April 2009 Erika S. Svendsen (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station) Lindsay K. Campbell (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station) Dana R. Fisher (Columbia University, Department of Sociology) Jarlath O’ Niell-Dunne (University of Vermont / USDA Forest Service) Bryant Smith USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station) Amy Ullo (Research Assistant)
    2. 2. STEW-MAP Objectives <ul><ul><li>Collect information on stewardship orgs’ characteristics, their geography, and their social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate scientific findings that contribute to interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess the current state of stewardship in NYC and develop an online stewardship database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create web-based maps to support the NYC Million Trees Initiative, PlaNYC, OASIS, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify gaps and work to strengthen stewardship </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. STEW-MAP Introduction <ul><li>Online and mail-in survey </li></ul><ul><li>Combined org databases of 20 umbrella groups, snowballed to saturation among data providers </li></ul><ul><li>Initial N = 5,861 </li></ul><ul><li>Final N = 2,793 </li></ul><ul><li>Created by USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station with Columbia University and the University of Vermont SAL </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Environmental Stewardship? <ul><li>Groups that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conserve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate their friends, neighbors, and representatives about their local environments (including water, land, air, waste, toxics, and energy issues). </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Population Map
    6. 6. Respondent Map
    7. 7. Neighborhood Count
    8. 8. Spheres
    9. 26. Stewardship Partners
    10. 27. Applying networks to space
    11. 29. To learn more: <ul><ul><li>www.nrs.fs.fed.us/nyc/stewardship_mapping/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.oasisnyc.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://urbanomnibus.net/2009/03/who-takes-care-of-new-york/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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